The Rift Valley fever epizootic in Egypt 1977-78. 1. Description of the epizzotic and virological studies.

@article{Meegan1979TheRV,
  title={The Rift Valley fever epizootic in Egypt 1977-78. 1. Description of the epizzotic and virological studies.},
  author={J M Meegan},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={1979},
  volume={73 6},
  pages={618-23}
}
  • J M Meegan
  • Published 1979 in
    Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical…
From October to December 1977, an extensive epizootic occurred in Egypt resulting in abortions and increased mortality in domestic animals, and severe clinical disease with fatalities in man. Rift Valley Fever (RVF) virus was isolated and identified as the causative agent. In humans, acute febrile, encephalitic, ocular and fatal haemorrhagic diseases were documented as resulting from RVF virus infection. A retrospective serological survey indicated RVF was recently introduced into the area. The… CONTINUE READING
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